My mother, Eva, was born on March 25, 1912 in Constable, a small farming town near the Canadian border in upstate New York. Her dad was a blacksmith and ran a cider mill while her mother raised garden vegetables sold from a roadside stand. Her humble home was without electricity or running water and the bathroom was a path to an outhouse. The house was heated by a potbelly stove and food was cooked on a large wood-burning stove. The only refrigeration was the coolness of the basement. Transportation was by walking or the horse drawn wagon. Mother was one of 11 children and, upon graduation from high school, left the farm and moved to New York City where she attended nurses training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, earning her Registered Nurse degree. Mother, because of her high grades on New York State Regents exams, had been able to skip a grade and so was in nurses training quite young. While in nurses training mother met my dad, a city boy from Yonkers, New York. They were married after graduation and she remained in the city the rest of her life. On February 12, 1934, mother at the age of 22 gave birth to her first child, a son by the name of George Malkmus (yours truly). George’s sister Carolyn arrived on February 20, 1941. Mother was a good woman, never drank an alcoholic beverage, never smoked, I never heard her say a curse word or an unkind word, and looked well after her household.
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” As a child, mother’s diet was primarily garden foods coming from the family farm. When mother moved to the city, she took on the diet of city folk, especially lots of animal source foods. Though mother had very little animal flesh foods as a child and had a great dislike for milk, in nurses training she learned that flesh for protein and dairy for calcium were mandatory if my sister Carolyn and I were to be properly nourished. Flesh and dairy were regular fare when I was young and sugar desserts were served daily. Dad had his first heart attack at age 42 and died of a massive heart attack at age 65. Mother died of colon cancer at age 65. I had my tonsils removed at age 3, and at age 42 I was told I had colon cancer. Carolyn died of thyroid cancer at age 69. Mother, Dad, and my sister Carolyn all went the medical route for their physical problems. Rather than follow the medical route as they did, I went searching for a better way of dealing my cancer — after all, I had witnessed firsthand the devastating results of mother’s choice of treatment. I certainly didn’t want the same thing to happen to me. That research led me to refuse all medical treatments for my cancer. Instead, I changed my diet from the high animal flesh, dairy and sugar dessert regimen of my previous 42 years to a 100% plant-based diet supplemented with lots of fresh vegetable juices. As a result of making that diet change, my rectal bleeding stopped in a very short period of time. Within a year, my tumor was completely gone and I was well. That was 36 years ago and today, less than two years from my 80th birthday, I am still alive and well on planet earth and experiencing excellent health. We all have the power to take charge of our own health, avoid or possibly reverse chronic disease, and enjoy vibrant health for however long we might live. Is it not time for each of us to reevaluate our diet and lifestyle and how we deal with physical problems? Vibrant health can be achieved by almost anyone who will do what is necessary to achieve it. God gave us a diet in Genesis 1:29 and the world in which we live has also has given us a diet. God’s 100% plant-based diet as outlined in Genesis 1:29 brings health and longevity while the “world’s diet” brings sickness, disease, and a shortened life. The most important benefit of adopting God’s 100% plant-based diet is a two-fold gift we can give to each of our children. This gift gives them instructions on how to promote their own health as well as the health of their children. That my friend is a far better gift we can give our children than all the riches this world has to offer. In fact, the single most valuable gift a mother can leave her children is the gift of eternal life at an early age by pointing them to Jesus. The second best gift a mother can leave her children is showing them how they can live a healthy and productive life by adopting God’s Genesis 1:29 diet. If we truly love our children and give them these two gifts, these two gifts will continue giving long after we are gone. They will provide a healthy life for our children here on earth and eternity in heaven with Jesus. If we will impart to our children these two gifts, when our children join us in heaven some sweet day, what a time of rejoicing that will be!
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her . . . .. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. . . . She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household . . . .Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:10-31) Rev. George Malkmus is the founder of Hallelujah Acres.